So E3 2011 just kick started with the xbox 360 conference and it looks amazing! So many great titles so little time! So here at chuknum.com we will deliver in depth coverage for the the full event. So here we go:
These are the titles that we will be addressing:
- Modern Warfare 3
- Tomb Raider
- Mass Effect 3
- Ghost Recon
- Xbox Live New Features
- Gears of War 3
- Forza Motorsport 4
- Fable: The Journey
- Star Wars: Kinect
- Kinect Sports (Season 2)
- Dance Central 2
- Halo 4 (Trilogy Series)
Modern Warfare 3
OMG .. WTH .. AMAZING! This game looks unbelievable! After looking at the extended version I practically had a heart attack it was so good. The game looks very exciting and it DEFINITELY doesn’t disappoint in terms of what we were expecting to see at E3. What really set it apart is the fact that the environments are so alive with so much depth and constant destruction that require you to adapt to your surroundings.
What can I say? First off I’ve never seen a video game character get tortured so much in so little time, Im surprised she didnt just commit suicide and end it. But in all honesty, the brought new life into a classic franchise and they did it right. The story line alone seems like something worth waiting for and the graphics are pure perfection. It sort of reminds me of the “Uncharted” games because of the changing surroundings and quick reflexes needed to make it through alive.
Mass Effect 3
We all know that Mass Effect changed the gaming world in the fact that it gave gamers unprecedented control over the storyline which is a direct result of your decisions throughout the game. Mass Effect 3 brings more of the same great gameplay but with a more “epic” feel to it. The monsters are epic. The Environments are epic, and now even the combat mechanics are epic, especially since the new kinect integration allows you to command your teammates by voice. I cant wait for this one.
Weapon smith is amazing! The new Kinect controlled weapons customization system is gorgeous and so innovative I cant wait to get my hands on it. Honestly I’m not a fan of the camo shield in the game so I was a bit skeptical at first but they definitely proved me wrong this game is one to watch for.
Xbox Live New Features
Some adjustments were made to Xbox live but mostly it was just minor adjustments. I liked the new clean interface and the fact that they will be increasing the content available with features like youtube and Bing, as well as live TV but with xbox people outside of the US get neglected so we’ll have to see if these features work in Kuwait or not.
Gears of War 3
I’ve played the multiplayer beta and I loved it and from what I can see at this years E3 it looks like the campaign mode will be just as amazing. As always Dom and the rest of the group have to face insane odds with massive predators and devastating destruction. What I really loved though is the fact that for the first time Gears of War will have a female character! Viva la girl gamers.
This game came as a surprise. I know that it was codenamed Kingdom last year but I completely forgot about it. I wont be making that mistake anytime soon, especially after what I saw at E3. Though this isn’t the game that I’m looking forward to the most it still is very impressive since its by far the most graphically advanced of all the games that have full Kinect integration.
Forza Motorsport 4
I’m not a big fan of racing games so it takes a lot to get me excited about one but it looks like Forza Motorsport 4 did just that. The trailer was very appealing and the way they utilized that Kinect features is very clever, especially the tilted view ability.
Fable: The Journey
Fable just doesnt cut it for me anymore. After the nightmare that was Fable 2 I’ve just given up on this game. The game was glitchy it was incomplete and it drove me crazy. From what I saw at E3 it seems like they made the game worse by forcing Kinect integration in a very clumsy and awkward way.
Star Wars: Kinect
Ah another Kinect failure. Star Wars is one of my favorite movies of all time so I am a fangirl in my own right but this game doesn’t do the name justice. Kinect integration was used in a very forced manner just like they did with Fable: The Lost Journey and the graphics are “iffy” at best. Sorta reminds me of an N64 game but without the charm.
Kinect Sports (Season 2)
They have added Ski and Tennis to Kinect Sports and it seems like it could be fun. In the demo they showed golf with is ok, and american football which surprisingly looks like fun though the guys that played it were way too into the game.
Dance Central 2
I loved the original Dance Central so I’m really looking forward to the sequel. The demo looks like a lot of fun plus Im really happy about the fact that you can transfer the older songs from part one so I wont lose the dances I already know. Another thing I have to mention is that the producer can really dance!
Halo 4 (Trilogy Series)
Dum Dum Da Rum! Not only did they end the xbox conference by announcing Halo 4 but they also announced that its a trilogy so they announced 4, 5, and 6! Halo is like one of those bad divorces. They keep saying they are gonna leave and they do for a bit and as much as you convince yourself that your better off without them, as soon as they are back you welcome them with open arms.
So that concludes our coverage of the first E3 2011 event. We will be covering the full event so more posts are on the way:
The Unmentioned games:
- Halo: Combat evolved Anniversary
- Disneyland Adventures
- Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster
- Kinect Funlabs
Here are the other E3 2011 posts: